Health care is paradox in India

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7503.1330-b (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1330
  1. Susheel Oommen John, consultant (susheel.john@gmail.com)
  1. Leprosy Mission, New Delhi 110 001

    EDITOR—The National Rural Health Mission is an ambitious yet sincere effort of India's health ministry.1 It is reassuring to note the commitment to raise the annual spending on health care to more than 2% of gross domestic product, which had fallen to 0.9% in the past few years.

    India is a land of striking inequalities. More than 70% of …

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